Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Honey Citrus Lip Balm

Pin It

This recipe is listed on The Chicken Chick

My new fascination with creating concoctions led me to try making lip balm.  It turned out great!  Here are the ingredients:

1/2 cup Illipe Butter
1/2 cup Beeswax
1 cup Calendula Infused Oil
Lemon Essential Oil - 4-5 drops
Orange Essential Oil - 8-10 drops
1 tablespoon honey
Liquid from 3 Vitamin E capsules

First, let me start by saying the the ingredients are completely interchangeable.  If you don't have illipe butter, you can substitute jojoba or cocoa butter.  You don't have to use calendula infused oil.  You can use almond oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil or olive oil.  I used calendula infused oil because of its soothing properties.

To begin, melt the beeswax and butter in a double boiler.

When that is melted add the infused oil, liquid from the vitamin E capsules, honey and essential oils.  Stir all of that together and pour into your containers.  I got these at

It's that easy!  If you like your lip balm a little softer, decrease the amount of beeswax.  Have fun experimenting with it! 

This recipe is featured on Chic and Craft Party!

The Self Sufficient HomeAcre


  1. Can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  2. I needed a good lip balm recipe. I don't like to buy commercial cosmetics, but sometimes it's hard to figure out how to make it. Thanks for posting this!


  3. Nice !I have some beeswax and have been meaning to make some lip balm. I found you through the HomeAcre Hop BTW.
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  4. Great recipe!I'm trying to switch over to all natural bath and body products so this is a very welcome idea :)

    Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!


Thank you for your comments! I appreciate all feedback!